Category: Healthcare

COVID-19 might be easing into a new status as a widely circulating and somewhat harsher version of the common cold, experts say — a virus that folks could contract repeatedly, even if they were recently infected. Read more…

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Espresso consumption is associated with higher total cholesterol levels, a population-based, cross-sectional study suggests.
Elevations in serum total cholesterol level were significantly linked to espresso consumption, particularly in men, report Åsne Lirhus Svatun, of the Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø, Norway, and colleagues. Read more…

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Did you know that the same virus that causes chickenpox in children can sometimes reactivate in adults? This is known as shingles, and it happens to 1 out of every 3 people in their lifetime.

Shingles can give you a painful rash on one side of your body that can last for up to 4 weeks. Shooting pain that feels like electricity, called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), may last for weeks, months, or even years after getting shingles. In severe cases, shingles can lead to blindness, loss of hearing, or even death. Read more…

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Sciatica is a very common condition that’s also known as lumbosacral radicular syndrome or pain. Up to 40% of people will have sciatica within their lifetime. People with sciatica experience pain that travels from the low back down to the leg. Read more…

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Many people drink alcohol, but only some develop alcohol use disorder. For example, in a 2020 National Study, half of Americans ages 12 and older reported using alcohol within the past month of completing the study survey. Around 10% met the criteria for alcohol use disorder within the past year. This difference has led many experts and researchers to wonder why some people who drink alcohol develop an addiction, while others don’t. Read more…

Advil (ibuprofen) and aspirin are common medications used to relieve pain, fever, and swelling. While they share some similarities, their differences allow for a few unique uses. Read more…

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Maybe you feel well-rested after 8 hours of sleep. Or perhaps you’re one of the millions of people who deal with insomnia. In the latter case, you may be searching for tips and tricks to get adequate sleep, which is important for overall health.
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Constipation affects about a third of people at any given time. Many things affect how well your gut is working. But the food you eat makes a big difference. Some foods are much better than others for preventing or relieving constipation. Read more…

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• Donepezil (Aricept, Adlarity) is a first-line treatment for dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It can help those who have mild, moderate, or severe disease.
• Aricept is a brand of donepezil that is taken orally. It comes in two forms: a traditional tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT). Donepezil is available as a transdermal patch called Adlarity.
• Aricept has been on the market for nearly three decades. Adlarity is a novel alternative that might be better suitable for some people or their caregivers.
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